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EPL: Ex-Chelsea manager predicts position Arsenal will finish under Arteta this season


Former Chelsea manager, Glenn Hoddle, has predicted Arsenal to finish in the top four positions on the Premier League table this season under their manager Mikel Arteta.

Hoddle believes that Arsenal will challenge for the Premier League title in two years’ time but not this season.

He also identified Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as the team to beat this season ahead of Arsenal.

Arsenal, who finished in the fifth position last season, have made a scintillating start to the 2022-2023 campaign.

The Gunners sit top of the league, having won six of their seven fixtures and are one point ahead of second position Man City.

Their most recent win was a convincing 3-0 win over Brentford last weekend.

“It’s nicely set up and both will feel they can get a result (against Tottenham). Brentford was a hard game away from home. Zinchenko and Odegaard both came out of the team through injury, yet they came through with flying colours,” Hoddle said (via HITC).

He added, “It was normal. They didn’t miss those two players. I thought they would. They were just functioning the same way and in the same style. Everyone is doing their jobs. It looks like everyone is doing their jobs defensively, whereas I felt they were vulnerable last season.

“They are a group of youngsters that I think could be looking to challenge the league in two years’ time, let alone we all have to beat Manchester City.

“Perhaps not yet, their battle will be getting into the top four. But they have a team and squad that’s going to grow, which is a good sign for Arsenal.”

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